Hendee Mfg Co & Indian Motorcycle Co

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Welcome to the Online Museum for Indian Bicycles

In the 1910s, American motorcycles were built for long-distance touring, and Harley Davidson and Indian captured the public imagination.

As the motorcycle industry established itself, bicycle sales suffered, and the bicycle manufacturers now had to aim their products at young teenagers.

Hendee Manufacturing Company, makers of Indian, designed a range of bicycles that looked like motorcycles. Now younger brothers could ride an Indian too!

For kids around the world, promotional images of that time illustrated the ultimate in personal transportation. They could only dream of sitting in that saddle.

This website is dedicated to the Indian bicycle, seen through the eyes of younger brothers everywhere.

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